Rakontu is a Web application that small groups of people can use together to share and work with their stories. It's for any group of people with stories to share and a reason to share them. Members build shared "story museums" that they can draw upon to achieve common goals like promoting a cause, learning from each other, and finding solutions to problems. It is based on ten years of research and practice in the field of organizational and community narrative and is a companion to the free e-book workingwithstories.org, which helps people use narrative techniques to help their communities and organizations. It uses questions, annotations, and links to organize and connect stories in more meaningful and useful ways than is possible in other social media applications. Other features such as safe storytelling via fictional attribution, the bridging of online and offline worlds, and fluid contribution roles are designed for the unique situation of people sharing stories for a reason.
Apache PhotArk is a photo gallery application including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access control layer, and upload capabilities. The idea is to have a rigid design for the content repository with a very flexible display piece. The images in the content repository will be protected with granular access control.
Vikuit is an advanced social networking engine optimized for Google App Engine. It aims to possess every feature for a social network engine while remaining easy to deploy and manage. It is built with Python and is focused on running on Google App Engine (GAE). Vikuit is intended to fill the gap between software-as-a-service platforms like Ning and on-site deployments. Its key features include articles and news, support for multiple languages, groups, Google native authentication, microbloging, following a user, profiles and profile comments, comments, photo galleries, full searching, user dashboard, and recent activity. For developers, Vikuit uses themes based on jinja templates and special modules, called Vikuitlets, that provide an easy way to extend it.
Networked Decision Making is fun Web-based group decision making software to complement meetings and voting. There are many situations in which groups need to make decisions. Existing methods are inefficient, synchronous, and often overly influenced by politics, egos, and hierarchy. Hence the need for a new method without these limitations. Networked Decision Making is developed on the web2py platform and is fully compatible with Google App Engine and most SQL platforms.
BitWrk is creating a marketplace where participants can buy or sell computing power like stocks in a stock exchange, using Bitcoin as currency. The client software can be integrated with existing, compute-intensive applications (e.g. rendering software), creating a big boost by harnessing the combined computing power of the BitWrk network. Sellers earn money by putting their hardware to work, offering an alternative to Bitcoin mining.